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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Imperial Stout
Tadcaster, England
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2534   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Available filtered and pasteurised in clear glass bottles.
Rich, flavorful, deep chocolate color, scented and roasted barley nose. Complexity of malt, hops, alcohol and yeast.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11215) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2008
12 oz bottle-pours a cascading rich brown head and black color with red tint. Aroma is dark malt-chocolate, some fruit notes. Taste is dark malt-chocolate, licorice/busty/powdery mouth feel, some fruit notes, some earthy hops bite. Not my taste but nice. Thanks jwc215 for picking this out.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (11192) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2006
Bottle. Black colour with a light brown head. Aroma of roasted chocolate and fruits. Flavour is roasted chocolate and malt.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tmoney99 (11069) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2005
BOTTLE. DEEP BLACK COLOR WITH MEDIUM HEAD. COMPLEX AROMA WITH COFFEE AND GRAIN. GREAT BALANCE OF SWEET AND SOUR AND A COMPLEX LASTING FINISH. VERY DRINKABLE AND EXCELLANT COMBO WITH GREAT CIGAR.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (11048) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 9, 2011
Das Imperial Stout beginnt mit kurzem bitteren Ton, der schnell abflacht, zurück bleibt ein milder malziger, zunehmend kräftigerer Ton. Das intensive Röstmalzaroma bleibt bis zum Ende bestehen und steigert sich dabei noch etwas, wie das Bier auch insgesamt kräftiger wird. Im Mittelteil erscheint eine minimale Fruchtnote, die allerdings nicht sehr lange hält. Alkohol dagegen ist zu keinem Zeitpunkt auch nur ansatzweise zu erkennen. Nach und nach wird das Bier herber, eine bittere Note klingt an, agiert aber höchstens im Unterton. Angenehm malzig-herber Nachgeschmack. Nett! Test vom 22.10.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 10,11,11,12,10,11 - 11,00

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10925) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2009
pitch black, large smooth light brown head. aroma of brown sugar, toffee, roasted malts, salty licorice, english licorice. flavor is brown sugar, toffee, burnt caramel, roasted malts, licorice, ends hard roasted and the roasetd flavor lasts for long. the flavor is a parade of flavors, each one topping at a different time, yielding a very intersting experience. time spent drinking this slowly is time well spent.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Imperial Stout
Date: 01/26/1996
Mode: Bottle
Source: Mink

black, apple aroma, rich sweet carmel and roasted apple flavor, just a very slight bitter aftertaste
-------- /> Name: Imperial Stout
Date: 11/16/2002
Words: blind

black with good tan head, slightly alcoholic but quickly disipates to reveal lots of fruity plum aroma, big body, rich chocolate flavor, hint of bitterness in the finish, too sweet, like it’s not completely fermented
-------- /> Name: Imperial Stout
Date: 08/27/2004

sweet ripe fruit aroma and flavor, nice bitterness in the finish,

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Score: ***+/4
-------- /> The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenrikSoegaard (10775) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2005
This is a good imperial, a typival 4 allrlound. Nice head and colour, wonderfull aroma and taste, more bitter than cold coffee.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (10646) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2009
Bottled, 330 ml, pasteurised. Black as yer ’at with cream collar. Tongue coating sweetness interlaced with a burnt, roasted malt and fruit and then a sweet yeasty alcohol. rich and smooth, some caramel notes giving extra depth, port like sherry notes too. Not perhaps as complex as I am making out here, but certainly a fine beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (10555) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2003
Almost opaque. Big brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, porto and chichorei. Bitter flavor with some sweetness, surprisingly fruity (grapes, mango). Long coffee bitter finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
madsberg (10458) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2002
UPDATED: APR 15, 2003 Dark dark colour. A chocolate white head, that last quite a bit. What a delicious aroma. Notes of cocoa and coffee. The flavour is brilliant. Again its coffee that comes to my mind, and some damned good one. As in good columbian coffee it has a pleasant touch of bitterness in the aftertaste. Its overall very well-balanced. This is absolutely a 'to drink again and again and again ...'-beer.


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